Monday, October 26, 2020

Cycle Tours Through the Everglades


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New brochures for cycle tours in South Florida have recently been developed for both on- and off-road riding in the Everglades. These tours can be taken on your own or with organized group rides on the second Sunday of each month beginning September 10. Hurricane Irma may have impacted the schedule. Participants should wear a helmet, have experience riding on road shoulders, and bring their own drinks, snacks and extra tubes.

For information about the individual tours, visit evergladesrogg.org/ events. In addition to Big Cypress, these tours will include trips through the Fakahatchee Strand, Loop Road, Oasis Center to Shark Valley, Bear Island, Fire Prairie Trail, Port of the Islands, Marco Island to Everglades City, Ave Maria/ Immokalee, and historic Everglades City/Chokoloskee.

The Friends of the River of Grass Greenway has published these brochures and will be organizing the free monthly cycle tours as part of its mission to focus on safety and environmental education and stewardship for those hiking, walking, or cycling through South Florida and the Everglades. Also available online is the recently revised map/brochure listing the amenities along the Tamiami Trail (evergladesrogg.org/ tamiami-trail) and includes a column dedicated specifically to safety and the road conditions for different segments of US 41. Printed copies are available on request.

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